The speakeasy’s first permanent outlet outside of New York features hyper-seasonal produce and limited-edition tipples.
The nightlife in Hong Kong is certainly no shrinking violet compared to its other Asian counterparts.
In fact, its award-winning bar scene is about to become even more dazzling with the addition of the iconic PDT bar which hails from New York City.
As of Tuesday, the bar’s first permanent outlet outside of New York has opened in The Landmark Mandarin Oriental.
Hong Kong’s PDT, which stands for “Please Don’t Tell,” stays true to its speakeasy roots with a faux phone booth entrance at the top of the staircase. Once guests have entered the space, they’ll be immersed in a playful mix of vintage and modern design elements.
Speaking of the menu, PDT Founder Jim Meehan says, “The cocktail menu will change frequently throughout the year to take advantage of hyper-seasonal produce and limited-edition wines, beers, and spirits, along with a handful of house classics from the NYC location.”
Currently, the menu features 15 cocktails including a mix of PDT classics and new creations crafted especially for Hong Kong.
These new offerings include the ‘Big Fan’, a refreshing shandy served with Cabeza tequila, lime juice, pink peppercorn, guava, and Moonzen Fuijan radler; the ‘Bad Hunter’, a John Collins prepared with Chivas blended Scotch whisky, Fernet Hunter, lemon juice, dragon eye, and Moët Brut Imperial Champagne; and the ‘Milky Tea Punch’, a rich flip composed of Ron Zacapa Centenario rum, Hennessy V.S.O.P. cognac, Rickshaw tea, condensed milk, Tayouran egg, and Angostura bitters.
The cocktails are complemented by a selection of regional beers, wines, and non-alcoholic options.
Chef Richard Ekkebus of The Landmark Mandarin Oriental has also unveiled a food menu inspired by PDT New York’s Crif Dogs hotdog stand.
Guests can expect to tuck into American-style comfort food, including bacon-wrapped, deep-fried pork dog with Kimchi from the New York menu as well as new creations for PDT Hong Kong like the ‘Honkie Dog’ fried pork dog with sakura shrimp, and XO mayo.
Another must-try is the Okonomiyaki-style tater tots topped with kewpie mayonnaise, takoyaki sauce, shredded nori, bonito shavings, and scallions.
The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong.